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New tourism director at FM Chamber

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce this week announced the selection of lifelong area resident Anne Boles as the organization’s new director of tourism. “We find that it’s a very important position because of the fact that it brings so many travelers to ...

Man charged in Saturday stabbing

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man is facing multiple felony charges in connection to a stabbing that occurred on Fremont Street on Saturday. Trey M. Laraway, 27, of 73 Fremont St., was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both class D felonies, by ...

Sewer project bid gets approved

GLOVERSVILLE — The city awarded a $333,750 bid for a trunk sewer replacement project on South Main Street. The bid is $300,000 under the anticipated budget for the sewer work that will be paid for through a $750,000 federal grant award. The city in 2017 received a $750,000 Community ...

City to apply for housing grant

GLOVERSVILLE — The city will once again apply for $500,000 in federal grant funding to continue a long running housing rehabilitation program that over the years has provided needed maintenance and upgrades to over 500 homes across the cities. Nick Zabawsky, consultant to the city Community ...

Design chosen for Elk Street Park

GLOVERSVILLE — One of the city’s most visible parks is set to get a facelift next spring when the basketball court at the Elk Street Park is resurfaced and brightened up with a mural designed by a Gloversville High School senior that was unveiled on Tuesday. The city, the Fulton County ...

Johnstown official hits the ground running

JOHNSTOWN — City government’s newest one-person department has been busy since it began operating over half a year ago. The Common Council in June appointed Darryl Purinton as the city’s new full-time internal control officer. He represents city government’s latest department. When ...

Holiday parade and Colonial Stroll set for Friday in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The city’s annual “Home for the Holidays” Johnstown Holiday Parade and subsequent Colonial Stroll will take place under downtown’s festive holiday lighting starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday. In conjunction with Friday night’s downtown events, the Johnson Hall State Historic ...

Giving back on Giving Tuesday

AMSTERDAM — Local agencies teamed up to give back to hundreds of community members on Tuesday at Centro Civico by donating coats, other winter apparel and food. Volunteers from St. Mary’s Healthcare, Catholic Charities, Centro Civico, Alpin Haus and other mission-based agencies ...

Glebe closure on BOE agenda

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will consider a resolution to close Glebe Street Elementary School next summer at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Johnstown High School library. The resolution indicates the district is “in the process of ...

Storm caused few problems

GLOVERSVILLE —This season’s first big snowstorm dumped 1 1/2 to 2 feet of snow on Fulton and Montgomery counties the past few days, but authorities said it caused few problems as far as snow removal and accidents. “Luckily, the snow came down over an extended period of time,” Fulton ...

Tonko speaks to area rotary

AMSTERDAM — Keeping a Thanksgiving tradition alive, the Amsterdam Rotary had a special guest at its meeting held before the holiday on Wednesday. Congressman Paul Tonko joined members of the Amsterdam Rotary for lunch and spoke on several controversial topics such as healthcare, cancer ...

City water safe

JOHNSTOWN — Similar to a situation this past summer, the city’s water system again violated a state Department of Health drinking water standard, recently sending out a letter to city residents. City Water Department Clerk Barbara Koehler said Monday that city water is safe to drink and ...

Gloversville Common Council OK’s acceptance of foreclosed properties

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Nov. 26 approved a local law authorizing the city to accept the conveyance of 10 deteriorating tax foreclosed properties from Fulton County. The city plans to raze the properties that have been idling on the county’s backlogged demolition list. City ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors organizational meeting Jan. 2

JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently set the date of its annual organizational meeting for Jan. 2 at the County Office Building. The board set the meeting for 10 a.m. that day in the second-floor Supervisor’s Chambers. New supervisors to be sworn in that day are: ...

Village Board celebrates new Mayfield Community Park

MAYFIELD — Village officials spoke highly of the opening for the Mayfield Community Park at their meeting Nov. 13. The park, which opened Nov. 10, holds a memorial garden and nature trail. Jamie Ward, village mayor, said 180 people joined him and other village officials at the opening. ...

Annual Thanksgiving tradition continues

NORTHVILLE — The oldest and the youngest students at Northville Central School carried on a decades-long annual tradition Tuesday with a mouthwatering Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast served up in the gym. Thirty-three seniors volunteered to make the meal and be paired off with 25 ...

’Tis the season for parades, celebrations

GLOVERSVILLE — The city packed a lot of Christmas into one day Saturday. It all began with the Christmas tree lighting in Wandel Park at 5 p.m. that was filled with spectators despite temperatures in the low 20s. Santa Claus arrived on a firetruck for the lighting, but his work had just ...

County tax rates released

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s final individual municipal 2020 tax rates were released following county budget adoption. The Board of Supervisors on Nov. 25 adopted a roughly $94 million county budget carrying a 1 percent average tax rate hike across the county. Next year’s county budget ...

Legislators call for bail reform law balance

Staff Reports ALBANY — State Sen. Jim Tedisco and state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced new bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that strikes a balance on providing bail reform while allowing greater judicial discretion to ensure public safety, according to the ...

A day spent as princes, princesses

GLOVERSVILLE — Aela Dench of Johnstown was excited to meet Elsa, a character from the film “Frozen.” “She loves princesses” especially Elsa, said her mother, Nicole, who brought her to the Prince and Princess Holiday Tea on Saturday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative ...